Actor-director Farhan Akhtar's has become the latest celebrity to have launched a social awareness campaign through his initiative MARD, which stands for Men Against Rape and Discrimination.
As part of his intiative, the actor has aggressively started tweeting slogans on being a MARD from his Twitter handle @FarOutAkhtar. The word MARD means man in Hindi.
@FarOutAkhtar: Change is inevitable. Be part of it. Spread the awareness of what it means to be a real #MARD.
Recently, the actor was also seen performing at a college concert in Bangalore sporting a T-shirt with the MARD logo.
Akhtar's initiative has been garnering massive response on the micro-blogging site Twitter with celebrities like Shabana Azmi, Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Rampal and Sonam Kapoor actively retweeting his posts that talk about the real meaning of men.
Here are some of the tweets that have been trending on the micro-blogging site:
@iDev007: You are a real #MARD if you take a stand to protect women
@ritesh_sid: Am so proud of my friend @FarOutAkhtar for his initiative with #MARD. Am right besides you for anything you need to spread the Awareness.
@RjHarshil: Believe :If you are a man who respects women... her rights, her dignity, her independence, her mind, her body, her life... you are a #MARD.”
@rohantandon1: @FarOutAkhtar Take the #MARD message to your schools, your colleges, your offices, your homes. Each of YOU must become catalysts for Change.